Simon Masloch obtained his master’s degree in Linguistics (with a focus on Computational Linguistics) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2020. After working there as a research assistant between 2016 and 2020, he has been a research associate since 2020.
I am currently working on psych verbs and reflexive binding in German on the project “The grammar of Experiencer-Object verbs: theoretical, computational and experimental approaches towards reflexive binding in German”. Moreover, I am interested in syntax, semantics, and their interaction more generally.
My master’s thesis dealt with the German preposition über and its English translation equivalents. A corpus-based look at translation equivalents is not only useful in word-sense disambiguation and in creating dictionary entries, but can also lead to insights into the semantics of the individual lexical items as well as the syntax and semantics of prepositions more generally.
The project aims for an empirical model of the properties of EO verbs and a uniform analysis of German word order patterns and reflexive binding. The project is supported by a DFG grant (KI 759/9-1).